Fees on Applications for Naturalisation or Registration as a British Citizen

Typically, these applications take about 3-8 hours and thus we estimate a fixed fee cost is likely to range between £500 to £1800 plus VAT (20%) depending on the seniority of your adviser, complexity and difficulty of the questions involved, and the circumstances in which the work is carried out. We frequently offer a fixed fee for these applications, depending on your circumstances.

Basis of the Fixed Fee

Fixed fee range will be judged on a case-by case basis, dependent on the complexity of the case; consideration as to what section of the legislation the client may need to submit his/her application to naturalise as a British citizen.

Likely disbursements include:

Home Office Application Fees (No VAT is applicable to the Home Office fees)

  1. Naturalisation Fee for Adults:
    • Fee: £1,500
    • Details: Adults applying for naturalisation are required to pay a fee of £1,500, as specified in the application form AN.
  1. Registration of British Citizenship:
    • Fee: £1,351
    • Details: The cost for registering British citizenship is £1,351.
  2. Fees for Minor Children:
    • Children Under 18: £1,214 per child (Application forms: B(OTA), B(OS), EM, MN1, S2, S3, T)
    • Children 18 During Application: An additional £80 may be charged if the child turns 18 during the processing of the request.
    • Requests MN3, MN4, S2: UK citizenship fees will amount to £810.
  3. Confirmation of UK Citizen Status:
    • Fee: £250
    • Details: A fee of £250 is applicable for obtaining confirmation of the status of a UK citizen.

It is important to be aware of the specific fees associated with your application type and circumstances. Take note of any additional charges for minor children and the potential extra charge if a child turns 18 during the application process.

  1. Citizenship Ceremony: (No VAT is applicable to the Citizenship Ceremony fees)
    • Fee: £80
    • Details: After your application is approved, attendance at the citizenship ceremony is mandatory. The fee must be paid in advance. A refund is possible if the application is rejected, but not if you choose not to attend the ceremony.
  1. “Life in the UK” Test: (No VAT is applicable to the Life in the UK Test fees)
    • Fee: £50
    • Details: As part of the citizenship requirements, you need to pass the “Life in the UK” test. The test date must be agreed upon at least 3 days before taking the test.
  1. English Language Proficiency Test: Typically, the fee includes the VAT; however, it varies from provider to provider.
    • Fee: £150 (approximately)
    • Details: Applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency by successfully completing an authorized English language test. The typical cost for this test is £150.

Please note that our fees do not include disbursements. All fees quoted are estimates and are dependent on the particular circumstances of your case.